Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts 10/20/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts 10/20/2019- The Indianapolis Colts (3-2) are looking to pull off a difficult win versus the Houston Texans (4-2). For those who bet on sports, it’s interesting to know that the Texans are 4-2-0 ATS. The Colts are 3-2-0 when wagered on the over/under, plus 3-2-0 ATS. The Houston Texans are gathering steam, having won two successive games. They are all geared up for a 7th-week divisional matchup. They are coming into this game as a road underdog.
ouston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts 10/20/2019
The Texans pulled out all the stops against the formidable Kansas City Chiefs in their previous game. They escaped with a 31-24 victory that was felt across the league. Deshaun Watson ruled the airwaves, going 30/42 with 280 air yards. He tossed in 1 TD for good measure plus 2 interceptions. Carlos Hyde was the ball carry master. He carried the ball 26 times, helping the team secure 116 yards. He also did a long run of 26 yards and an important 1 TD. Darren Fells didn’t let his team down by catching the ball 6 times. He averaged 11.5 yards per catch for a total of 69 receiving yards. The Texans put their faith in the power of the rush, running the ball 41 times. This was roughly half of their 83 plays, a big number that almost indicated victory.
Overall, the Texans capped off their offense with 472 yards gained and 35 first downs. Their defense was airtight, allowing only 19 out of 35 throw attempts from their opponents. Nevertheless, the opponent was still able to gain 309 yards.
Players to watch: Deshaun Watson 201 ATT 140 CMP 1644 YDS 12 TD; Carlos Hyde 99 CAR 426 YDS 4.3 AVG 3 TD; Duke Johnson 37 CAR 239 YDS 6.5 AVG 0 TD; Will Fuller 33 REC 444 YDS 13.5 AVG 3 TDS; DeAndre Hopkins 40 REC 402 YDS 10 AVG 2 TDS; Jordan Akins 13 REC 196 YDS 15.1 AVG 2 TDS; Kenny Stills 11 REC 188 YDS 17.1 AVG 1 TDS
The Colts are also in good spirits coming off a 19-13 win. QB Jacoby Brissett threw in 1 interception for that matchup. He also did 18/29 at 151 air yards. Marlon Mack compensated for the QB’s underwhelming performance by taking charge of 29 carries. This earned him 4.6 yards per possession for a total of 132 yards. Sadly, he was unable to secure a touchdown in this manner. Nyheim Hines caught the ball 4 times for a mere 46 yards. The Colts were rush-heavy, resorting to the tactic 45 times out of 74 plays. While not always successful, their 25 first downs eventually led to a total yardage gain of 331. They also committed 7 infractions, costing them over 50 yards. The Colts did not slacken in their defense, holding down their opponent to a minimum of 56% completion rate.
The Colts had a problem in terms of rush defense, however, allowing their opponent to connect 14 attempts. Overall, they gave way to a total of 324 yards with 1 forced turnover. The Colts have an average offense. Their ability to equalize their opponent’s scoring is a good skill that has allowed them to survive as a middle-tier team. While they rushed a lot in their previous game, it’s not yet cemented as their go-to tactic. They need to study the best way to rush in order to make other teams fear and respect their scoring ability even more.
Players to watch: Jacoby Brissett 167 ATT 108 CMP 1062 YDS 10 TD; Marlon Mack 101 CAR 470 YDS 4.7 AVG 2 TD; Jordan Wilkins 19 CAR 125 YDS 6.6 AVG 0 TD; T.Y. Hilton 24 REC 232 YDS 9.7 AVG 4 TDS; Eric Ebron 9 REC 136 YDS 15.1 AVG 2 TDS; Zach Pascal 7 REC 133 YDS 19 AVG 1 TDS; Jack Doyle 14 REC 128 YDS 9.1 AVG 1 TDS
Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Indianapolis
Colts is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts Betting Picks
If you were to bet on sports, be sure to consider the predicted Score of 23.3 versus 25.7. Bettors are placing wagers on an Indianapolis win that will cover the spread, with the total going over.